Maloney Cuts Costs for Homeowners Near Fishkill Creek, Reverses FEMA Flood Map Changes
Newburgh, NY - After working with FEMA to reevaluate an entire section of households near Fishkill Creek, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney announced an information session in Fishkill that will help residents understand the new changes made in late 2013 that removed 125 households from the inclusion in the flood plain. Rep. Maloney has assisted dozens of constituents with FEMA issues. Constituent advocates are available to help constituents work one-on-one with FEMA if their property has been designated in a flood plain.
“Supporting my neighbors and helping them protect their homes and families from disaster has been my priority since day one,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney.
Rep. Maloney called on the Republican leadership in the House to also allow a vote on a bipartisan bill to alleviate the anxiety of millions of homeowners in flood-prone areas.
“Folks in the Hudson Valley deserve leaders who are working hard for them – not holding up critical relief from drastic flood insurance prices,” said Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney. “I will continue working with federal, state, and local leaders to deliver results for my neighbors in the Hudson Valley who have been affected by these dramatic price increases.”
Rep. Maloney is a co-sponsor of H.R. 3370, the Homeowner Flood Insurance Affordability Act, which would provide relief to homeowners from rising flood insurance prices by delaying flood insurance premium increases, a companion of which passed the Senate with a bipartisan vote of 68-32 on January 30.
The FEMA information session will be held Thursday, February 27th from 4:00PM to 8:00PM at the Fishkill Town Hall located at 801 Route 52, Fishkill, NY 12524. FEMA specialists will be available to meet one-on-one with homeowners impacted by the flood map change. Other families throughout Fishkill and Wappinger who are not impacted by the change are invited to attend if they have questions about their own property being newly included in the floodplain.